The ninth annual Eden Festival kicks off tomorrow and with 300 performers, twelve different stages, a drive-in cinema and activities including free art, dance, crafts and horticulture workshops, we’re sure you won’t find yourself bored at the festival.
However, thanks to the variety on offer at the event and the stunning setting in the Raehills Meadows of Dumfries and Galloway, you might find yourself trying desperately to take it all in.
You don’t want to stress so much about missing out on anything that you forget to actually enjoy yourself – so we suggest chilling out, staying safe and following the advice of Eden Festival Founder, Adam Curtis, who recently shared his top ten tips for making the most of your Eden experience:
● Grab some popcorn, climb into your vehicle of choice and watch a film in the Vintage Drive in Cinema.
● Looking for love? Take part in Blind Date at the Thunderdome this Saturday at 3.30pm.
● Join Vamous Arts who will be helping you create masterpieces with paint and pencils for Eden’s very own charity auction.
● A crowd pleaser and one of our favorites, Mr Motivator in all his Lycra glory will be re-energizing you with an uplifting workout on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
● New to Eden Festival this year is the Mountain Stage, supported by EventScotland (part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and in celebration of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.) Eden have actually built this construction from scratch, which in time will blend into the natural surroundings and this year it will feature the best acts to come out of Scotland.
● The kids can show off their talents too in the Casa Caliente tent for the Open Mic Children’s Talent Stage.
● You can sit back and relax while Gypsy Disco make all the effort with their acrobatic performance in Furry Chillum Stage.
● Check out the Celebration Parade, a super charged music finale in the Garden of Eden, Sunday at 7pm. Bring an instrument and/or something to bang.
● Not forgetting the kids’ procession, where they dress up and wave their hand-made creations which they produced in the free weekend workshops.
● Adam’s biggest tip: just keep your eyes peeled and walk around the site having a peak in every space, make new friends and soak up the music and the atmosphere.
Eden have made their 2017 festival even more accessible by releasing day tickets (£45 Friday, £45 Saturday, £39 Sunday) which can be purchased online or at the gate. Weekend tickets (£119) are also still available to purchase on the website.
The organisers of Eden Festival also announced a new sister festival earlier this year, The Lost Disco, which is set to take place in beautiful Tisno, Croatia from 17-20 August. Head here for more information.